Rosemary Oil – Peep In History

Like every essential oil, roemary too has this little history to it. The oil has long been used by people since times immemorial. The reason behind its world wide appeal is its amazing health care benefits and its lovely fragrance.

Native to the Mediterranean Rosemary is a shrubby evergreen with grayish green needle shaped leaves that can grow 4-5 feet tall. It produces pale blue small flowers.

Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans considered Rosemary sacred, and it was commonly used for healing and purification. Also considered a symbol of love, sprigs of rosemary were used traditionally at weddings.

In the middle ages rosemary was burned to help fight off the plague. The main producers of Rosemary are Spain, France and Tunisia. Rosemary Essential Oil is obtained from the flowering tips of the plant through steam distillation.

Rosemary has antibacterial and antiseptic properties making it good for acne, eczema, dermatitis and oily skin. It clears pores and promotes healing improving the appearance of skin.

High in antioxidants and because of it being a natural astringent Rosemary is also very beneficial to aging skin. It increases blood circulation to the skin’s surface, smooths the appearance of -

  • Wrinkles
  • Tones, moisturizes and can help with the treatment of scars and
  • Sun damaged skin

Used diluted in your bath, it is not only good for your skin but it can relieve muscle aches and help with mental and physical tiredness.

Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from whole Rosemary herb, which derives its name from the Latin ‘ros marinus’, or ‘dew of the sea’. This wildcrafted Rosemary has a wonderful depth of aroma, not sharp or medicinal, but bright, uplifting and almost sweet. It is pleasant to use in any aromatherapy formula, particularly where aroma is of a primary concern in addition to therapeutic action.

The aroma of Rosemary oil is warm and stimulating, being used to strengthen mental awareness. Its warming qualities may help some with arthritic joints and rheumatism, being used in compresses, baths, or in massage blends. It has a long reputation for helping memory, not only by stimulating the mind but by increasing blood flow.

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  1. Rosemary Essential Oil by How Cast
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  3. Rosemar Oil by Beauty Tips Hub

Rosemary’s 6 Irreversible Good Deeds

Rosemary essential oil is one wonderful complete solution for most of the problems of the skin and hair and even the ones including the mouth. The oil is highly therapeutic and healing in nature and has a wonderful smell.

  1. Mouth Care: Rosemary essential oil is a disinfectant and is used as a mouth wash. It also helps in removing bad breadth.
  1. Skin Care: Rosemary essential oil is not used in skin care as extensively as it is used in hair care. Regular massage with the oil helps in toning your skin and removing dryness. It is also considered as a beauty aid for the face.
  1. Boost Mental Activity: Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exam times as it increases concentration and helps in studying efficiently. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil lifts your spirits immediately. Whenever your brain is tired, inhale rosemary oil to remove boredom and get fresh mental energy.
  1. Pain Relief: The ability of rosemary essential oil to relieve pain has resulted in its extensive usage in headaches, muscle pains, sore muscles, rheumatism and even arthritis. Massaging the part which is in pain with rosemary essential oil give relief from the pain. Vapor baths with rosemary oil is found to be effective for rheumatism.
  1. Aroma: Rosemary has a mesmerizing aroma and hence rosemary essential oil is an excellent inhalant. The oil is used in room fresheners, cosmetics, beauty aids, food, bath oil, candles and perfumes due to its aroma. The oil, when inhaled brings mental energy and also clears the respiratory tract. Many people spray mixture of rosemary essential oil and water to remove bad odor from room.
  1. Respiratory Problems: The benefits of rosemary essential oil in treating respiratory problems are unmatched. The scent of the oil gives relief from throat congestion. The oil is used in treating respiratory allergies, cold, sore throat and flu. Since rosemary oil is antiseptic it is effective for respiratory infections as well. The oil is antispasmodic and is used in bronchial asthma.

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  1. Rosemary Essential Oil by Organic Facts
  2. Rosemary Oil Uses by TLC
  3. Rosemary Benefits by ehow